List of the top or longest running businesses/companies/firms founded, started or launched in 1887; incl. corporations and public/private enterprises. Alphabetical. sortable by column.
A. G. EdwardsInvestment banking, Financial Services, Security Brokers A.G. Edwards, Inc. was an American financial services holding company; its principal wholly owned subsidiary was A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc., which operated as a full-service securities ...more
Alameda Municipal PowerTelecommunications, Cable television Alameda Municipal Power is a municipal utility serving the City of Alameda, California. Founded in 1887, it provides electricity to approximately 34,000 residential, commercial, and municipal ...more
Biederlack Biederlack is a German manufacturer of jacquard woven high-pile acrylic blankets and throws.
Bristol-Myers SquibbPharmaceutical Preparation, Pharmaceutical industry Bristol-Myers Squibb, often referred to as BMS, is an American pharmaceutical company, headquartered in New York City. Bristol-Myers Squibb manufactures prescription pharmaceuticals in several ...more
C. F. Sauer Company The C.F. Sauer Company is a cooking products business that makes extracts and other food products. It was founded in 1887 by C.F. Sauer in Richmond, Virginia, where it maintains its
Consolidated Gold FieldsMining Consolidated Gold Fields was a British gold-mining company. It was listed on the London Stock Exchange and was once a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index but was acquired by Hanson plc in 1988.
Edge-Sweets Company The Edge-Sweets Company was founded in 1887 as the Frank Edge Company, to produce saw blades for the furniture industry. In 1950, the emphasis at Edge switched to saws for the newly developed ...more
Fleischmann Fleischmann is a German manufacturer of model railway products. Fleischmann was founded in Nuremberg in 1887 by Jean Fleischmann, as a toy company. Their first model train, in O scale, was ...more
Foote & Davies CompanyPublishing Foote & Davies Company was the most important book printer in early Atlanta. Founded in 1887, their first office and plant was 65 Alabama St just west of the depot. But by 1910 they had ...more
Foster's Group Foster's Group was an Australian beer group with interests in brewing and soft drinks. Foster's Group Limited was based in Melbourne, Victoria and was renamed Carlton & United Breweries ...more
GimbelsRetail Gimbel Brothers was an American department store corporation from 1887 until 1987. The company is known for creating the Gimbels Thanksgiving Day Parade, the oldest parade in the country. ...more
GowlingsLaw firm Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP,Gowlings, is one of Canada's largest full-service law firms, with over 750 professionals practising in 10 cities in Canada, Russia, China and the United Kingdom. ...more
H. B. FullerAdhesive Manufacturing
Huffy The Huffy Corporation is an American manufacturer and importer of bicycles. It has its roots in 1887 when George P. Huffman purchased the Davis Sewing Machine Company and moved its factory to ...more
JenssRetail Jenss was a small chain of department stores in Western New York State. The company was founded in 1887 by the Jenss brothers in Lockport, New York. In 1951, Harold Dautch bought the company. In ...more
Loeb's (department store)Retail Loeb's (department store) is a Meridian, MS based, brick and mortar and online specialty store. Loeb's was originally founded in 1887 by Alexander M. Loeb as Alex Loeb, Inc. Today, Loeb's ...more
Manulife FinancialInsurance Carriers, Financial Services, Direct Life Insurance Carriers Manulife or Manulife Financial is a Canadian insurance company and financial services provider, with a head office in Toronto, Canada. The company operates in Canada and Asia as ...more
Marathon OilPetroleum industry, Petroleum Refineries Marathon Oil Corporation is a United States-based oil and natural gas exploration and production company. Principal exploration activities are in the United States, Norway, Equatorial Guinea, ...more
Marks & ClerkOffices of Lawyers Marks & Clerk is an international firm of patent and trade mark attorneys with an associated intellectual property law firm Marks & Clerk Solicitors. The Legal 500 of 2011 rates it as a ...more
Nestle CanadaManufacturing Nestle Canada is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nestlé S.A.
New Imperial MotorsMotorcycles, Bicycles, and Parts New Imperial was a British motorcycle manufacturer founded by Norman Downes in Birmingham, between 1887 and 1901, and became New Imperial Motors Ltd in 1912, when serious production commenced. ...more
Nordenfelt Guns and Ammunition Company
Open Court Publishing CompanyPublishing The Open Court Publishing Company is a publisher with offices in Chicago and La Salle, Illinois. It is part of the Carus Publishing Company of Peru, Illinois.
PerrigoPharmaceutical industry Perrigo Company plc is an Irish international manufacturer of private label over-the-counter pharmaceuticals. The company’s shares are traded on the NYSE and the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange; as a ...more
Rawlings Rawlings is a sports equipment manufacturing company in the United States. It was founded in 1887. The parent company is Jarden, Inc. Rawlings specializes in baseball equipment, but also ...more
Danske BankFinancial Services
Sanger-HarrisRetail Sanger-Harris was a department store chain from 1961 to 1987. It was formed by Federated Department Stores in 1961 from two Dallas, Texas chains, Sanger Brothers and A. Harris and Co., that ...more
The Jones StoreRetail The Jones Store Company was an American chain of department stores located in the Kansas City area formerly operated by Mercantile Stores Company and the St. Louis, Missouri-based May Co.
Union Camp CorporationManufacturing Union Camp Corporation was an American pulp and paper company and a private owner of timberland in the United States. In 1999 it was acquired by International Paper.
Wolseley plc Wolseley plc is a multinational building materials distribution company headquartered near Reading, United Kingdom. It is the world's largest heating and plumbing distributor to the professional ...more
Woodward & LothropRetail Woodward & Lothrop was a department store chain headquartered in Washington, D.C. Woodward & Lothrop was Washington, D.C.'s first department store, opening in 1887. Woodies, as it was ...more
Yerevan Brandy Company Yerevan Brandy Company is the leading enterprise of Armenia for the production of alcoholic beverages. Its main brand name is Ararat. Currently the company boasts a large following, particularly ...more